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Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military in Ethiopia's Tigray region.Fitsum Berhane, who was working with the AFP news agency, was arrested by uniformed Ethiopian soldiers on...

One shot dead in anti-government protest in Mekele, Ethiopia

One person was shot dead Tuesday when soldiers opened fire on an anti-government protest in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a medical official said.The protest in the city of Mekele was timed to coincide with...

UN demands for ‘full access’ into Tigray

The UN says it is increasingly concerned about the plight of civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region and has once again called on the government to allow full access so that allegations of war crimes can be investigated.The UN High...

Tigray Conflict: U.S. senators call for sanctions on Ethiopia

Two U.S. senators have called on their government to consider imposing sanctions on any political or military officials found responsible for human rights violations during a month of conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.It was the first such call...

Ethiopia rejects independent probes into Tigray conflict

Ethiopia’s government is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly conflict in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a babysitter”.The declaration by senior government official Redwan Hussein came amid international calls for more transparency into the month-long...

Ethiopia forces shoot, detain UN staffers in Tigray

Ethiopia’s security forces shot and detained United Nations staffers as they tried to reach part of the embattled Tigray region, a senior official said Tuesday, and he blamed the U.N. staffers for trying to reach areas where “they were...

Concern grows over Ethiopia continued aid blockade to Tigray

Impatience is rising as humanitarian officials say they still don’t have access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region more than a week after Ethiopia’s government and the United Nations signed a deal to allow in desperately needed food and other...

Ethiopia’s Tigray leaders say thousands killed in conflict

Several thousand combatants have been killed in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, an official with the fugitive regional government is asserting, although claims remain difficult to verify a month after fighting erupted between Ethiopian and regional forces.Getachew Reda, a senior...

Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Abiy...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by the government troops.Debretsion Gebremichael, who heads the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), also told...
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